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Availability of Punitive Damages in Contract Disputes

Litigation By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/04/30 at 09:07pm

Experienced Commercial Litigation Lawyer in Alexandria, VA Punitive damages are uncommon, and particularly so in contract disputes.  Still, it is worth understanding the basics, as a legitimate punitive damages claim could significantly increase the damage total.  If the defendant believes that you have a reasonable chance of securing punitive damages in a contract dispute, they may be more willing to negotiate a settlement compromise that is favorable to your interests. Let’s take a closer look. Understanding the Basics of Punitive Damages Unlike compensatory damages (i.e., damages that cover the financial losses from a contract dispute or other action), punitive damages […]

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Non-Prosecution Agreements and Deferred Prosecution Agreements

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/04/23 at 09:01pm

Experienced White Collar Defense Attorney in Alexandria, VA If you’re being investigated for having engaged in white collar criminal activity, then you may be feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the prospect of criminal litigation — certainly, the threat of punishment is more “real” than ever, with the Department of Justice actively prosecuting white collar cases in an effort to make up for their perceived weakness in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Still, despite the aggressive tendencies of government prosecutors in today’s tense legal landscape, there are many ways in which white collar criminal defendants can minimize or avoid punishment, […]

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Equitable Remedies in Contract Disputes

Business and Commercial Disputes By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/04/16 at 08:59pm

Experienced Business Dispute Lawyer in Alexandria, VA If you’re involved in a serious commercial contract dispute, then you may be preliminary exploring the potential liabilities and what would make for a “best fit” recovery given the circumstances.  Given the enormous diversity of contract claims, it should be unsurprising that courts make a wide range of remedies available. Though most parties involved in a contract dispute are aware of legal remedies (i.e., monetary compensation for the financial losses sustained in a breach of contract scenario), equitable remedies may be available in cases where monetary compensation is simply insufficient or incompatible with […]

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Basics of an Unfair Competition Claim

Business and Commercial Disputes By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/03/29 at 10:24am

Experienced Alexandria Commercial Litigation Lawyer If you’ve been sued for engaging in unfair competition, or if you have been harmed by another’s misconduct (giving rise to a claim that comes under the unfair competition umbrella), then you may be feeling somewhat confused as to what the underlying claim entails. In the legal sense, it may not be entirely clear to most laypeople what unfair competition actually means.  In general parlance, unfairness can describe a situation that is 100 percent legal, after all — if you lose a client because a sudden traffic jam forces you to reschedule an important meeting, […]

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